Jen has done it again! Another easy-peasy project that’s fun and effective. Fizzy bath bombs are great for adults and kids. Once in the bath they release their nutritive and aromatic ingredients. Adults love the smell and kiddies love the visual. You can also tailor your essential oils bomb to your needs- i.e. lavender to relax, lemon to invigorate or Cypress for congestion.
Essential Oil Bath Bombs
By Jen | homemadewithjen.wordpress.com
1 Cup Baking Soda
1 Cup Citric Acid
2 Cups Arrowroot Powder or Cornstarch
Essential Oil (I used Calming the Child as my daughter loves these)
1/4 Cup Witch Hazel
Food Coloring (optional, non-toxic vegetable based is safest)
In a small spray bottle (about 3-4 ounces), add 1/4 cup witch hazel and 3-4 drops of food coloring if using.
In a medium bowl, add 1 cup of your powdered ingredients and whisk in 12 drops of your essential oil.
Spray powder 3-5 times with witch hazel and whisk.
Continue this process until you can take a handful of the mixture and squeeze in your fist so that it holds it’s shape once opened. Be very careful to not to get it too wet. If you do, your bath fizzies will “melt” after un-molding.
Once the powder holds it’s shape, tightly pack into a heavy-weight silicone mold being mindful to make sure the edges are really pressed down so they don’t fall apart once dry. Do NOT use a flimsy silicone mold that expands it’s shape easily.
Let set out for 2-4 hours until completely dry. You can even leave them molded overnight if it still feels damp to the touch. Remove from molds and store in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag until ready to use.
*Yields about 12 large bath bombs*